Access to Kyoto
A direct flight to Kansai International Airport (KIX)
is the most convenient and economical route for overseas
participants. From there, participants can reach Kyoto
by the following means.
- JR (Japan Railway) Airport Express Train, Haruka
directly connects you to JR Kyoto station. Traveling
time: 75 min. Fare: ¥3,490 for reserved seats,
¥2,980 for non-reserved seats.
- Airport limousine bus service. Buses depart every
hour. Traveling time: 95 min. Fare: ¥2,500.
- Kansai airport shuttle service. Traveling time:
3 hours (subject to change due to traffic conditions).
Participants arriving at Narita (New Tokyo) International
Airport may choose from the following alternatives;.
- Narita Express train to JR Tokyo station. Traveling
time: 60 min. Board JR Shinkansen (Bullet train) to
Kyoto station, which runs frequently. The traveling
time is approx. 2hours and 20 minutes. The total train
fare from Narita to JR Kyoto station: ¥16,230.
- A limited number of domestic flights to Osaka Itami
Airport from Narita Airport (Flight time: 70 minutes).
From there take an airport limousine bus to JR Kyoto
station (55 minutes, ¥1,280)
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- Ancient Capital
Kyoto was the ancient capital of Japan for more
than 1000 years since the 8th century.
It flourished as the center
of politics and culture until the capital was
moved to Tokyo in 1868. It attracted scholars,
artisans and religious leaders, whose works created
representative elements of Japanese culture. Exquisite
arts and crafts such as Chado (tea ceremony),
Ikebana (Japanese flower arrangement),
silk kimono and textiles all have their origins
here. There is a castle, many magnificent temples
and shrines, of which seventeen are designated
as UNESCO World Heritage Sites. Kyoto is not only
a historical but also a modern technically advanced
city. There are also many stylish and high-tech
Autumn with its magnificent
colored nature is the best time to experience
the fascinating city, Kyoto.
Kyoto International Conference Center (ICC
Kyoto) has shaped the history of conventions
in Japan since its opening in 1966. ICC Kyoto
has staged over 16,000 conferences in every field.
It is a historic place where the Kyoto Protocol
COP3 was adopted in 1997. Surrounded by beautiful
nature, the buildings are positioned within the
vast traditional Japanese garden.